Music, Major

Liberal Arts (Code 060-201)

University Requirements

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS FOR BACCALAUREATE DEGREE
Credit Requirements
Minimum total for graduation 1120
Upper division credits (courses numbered 300 and higher)39
Liberal Education Core36
Academic Concentrations
Grade Point Requirements 2
Total2.00 average
Resident2.00 average
Major2.00 average
Minor2.00 average
Certificate2.00 average
University Residency Requirements 3
Minimum total30
Senior year23
Major, Standard, upper division in residence12
Major, Comprehensive, upper division in residence21
Certificate25 percent of credits
Procedures Required for Graduation
Obtain admission to the degree program and/or the College offering it.
Apply for graduation on CampS.

Liberal Education Core

The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire measures learning outcomes to ensure that its graduates have achieved a liberal education and prepared themselves to contribute to a complex society. Upon graduation, each undergraduate will have met the four learning goals of our liberal education core and the 11 learning outcomes they comprise. 

LIBERAL EDUCATION CORE REQUIREMENTSa minimum of 36 credits
Knowledge Goal
Knowledge Outcome 1 (K1): Natural SciencesTwo (2) learning experiences
One experience in laboratory science must be selected from either K1 or K2.
Knowledge Outcome 2 (K2): Social SciencesTwo (2) learning experiences
One experience in laboratory science must be selected from either K1 or K2.
Knowledge Outcome 3 (K3): HumanitiesTwo (2) learning experiences
Knowledge Outcome 4 (K4): Fine ArtsOne (1) learning experience
Skills Goal
Skills Outcome 1 (S1): Written and Oral CommunicationTwo (2) learning experiences
Skills Outcome 2 (S2): MathematicsOne (1) learning experience
Skills Outcome 3 (S3): CreativityOne (1) learning experiences
Responsibility Goal
Responsibility Outcome 1 (R1): Equity, Diversity, and InclusivityTwo (2) learning experiences
Responsibility Outcome 2 (R2): Global PerspectivesOne (1) learning experiences
Responsibility Outcome 3 (R3): Civic and Environmental IssuesOne (1) learning experiences
Integration Goal
Integration Outcome 1 (I1): IntegrationTwo (2) learning experiences
Service-Learning Goal
Service-Learning30 hours

College Degree Requirements

Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science Degree (B.A./B.S.)

University Graduation Requirements. All candidates for degrees must fulfill the requirements for credits, curriculum, GPA, and University residency as specified in the section of this catalog titled University Graduation Requirements.

College Graduation Requirements: Grade Point Averages. All candidates for degrees in the College of Arts and Sciences must earn minimum resident and total GPAs of 2.00 in the major, the minor, and the certificate. The resident and total GPAs for the major are computed using all attempted credits applicable to the major including those offered by departments other than the major department. The resident and total GPAs for the minor and the certificate are computed similarly.

Major-Minor and Major-Certificate Requirements. A standard major (a minimum of 36 credits) must be supplemented by a minor (a minimum of 24 credits) or by a certificate (12 to 18 credits) to meet graduation requirements for completing a first and second degree program. No minor or certificate is required with a Comprehensive Major (60 or more credits) or with two majors of 36 or more credits each.

Certain degree programs which include Comprehensive Majors may require more than the minimum of 120 credits for graduation.

Acceptable academic program combinations are determined at the college level. A major and a minor or a major and certificate or two majors (if available) may not be elected in the same department or program, except in the approved combinations listed here.

College Credits. Earn at least 90 credits in courses offered by the College of Arts and Sciences.

Bachelor of Arts Degree in the College of Arts and Sciences (B.A.)

Fulfillment of all University Graduation Requirements (which includes the Liberal Education Core); all College-level degree requirements (major and minor/certificate emphases, GPAs, earning at least 90 credits in Arts and Sciences course work); foreign language competency at the 102 level.  Foreign language competency may be met in one of two ways:  (1) Achieve a score on the foreign language placement test that qualifies the student to enter the 201-level course in a foreign language.  (2) Earn a grade of at least C (not C-) or a mark of S in a 102-level foreign language course (or AIS 112 or AIS 122 / LANG 122 or CSD 103).

Bachelor of Science Degree in the College of Arts and Sciences (B.S.)

Fulfillment of all University Graduation Requirements (which includes the Liberal Education Core); all College-level degree requirements (major and minor/certificate emphases, GPAs, earning at least 90 credits in Arts and Sciences course work); mathematics competency at the MATH 111, MATH 112 or MATH 113 level.  Mathematics competency can be met in one of three ways:  (1) Achieve a score on the mathematics placement test that qualifies the student to enter MATH 114.  (2) Earn a grade of at least C (not C-) or a mark of S in MATH 111, MATH 112, or MATH 113.  (3) Achieve a satisfactory score on the MATH 112 competency test.  This test may be attempted no more than two times.

Major Requirements

Forty-six semester credits, including:
Theory16
MUSI 141
MUSI 142
Theory Written I
and Theory Aural I
MUSI 146
MUSI 147
Theory Written II
and Theory Aural II
MUSI 246
MUSI 247
Theory Written III
and Theory Aural III
MUSI 248Theory Written IV
MUSI 249Theory Aural IV
History/Literature12
Music History & Society I
Music History & Society II
Analyzing Global Traditions in Music
Music History Seminar
Applied Instrument
Eight semesters, eight credits, two credits at the 300 level from:8
Applied Music-Piano
Applied Music-Organ
Applied Music-Voice
Applied Music-Violin
Applied Music-Viola
Applied Music-Cello
Applied Music-Double Bass
Applied Music-Flute
Applied Music-Oboe
Applied Music-Clarinet
Applied Music-Bassoon
Applied Music-Saxophone
Applied Music-Trumpet/Cornet
Applied Music-French Horn
Applied Music-Trombone
Applied Music-Euphonium
Applied Music-Tuba
Applied Music-Percussion
Applied Music-Harp
Applied Music-Harpsichord
Conducting
MUSI 350Conducting2
Ensembles -- Eight credits minimum, one credit required in every semester of classes as a music major.
Two credits from:2
Symphony Band
Wind Ensemble
University Orchestra
Jazz Ensemble
Concert Choir
Symphonic Choir
Men's Glee Club (The Statesmen)
Women's Concert Chorale
One credit unconducted ensemble from:1
University Chamber Orchestra
String Ensemble
Brass Ensemble
Woodwind Ensemble
Percussion Ensemble
Jazz Combo
Contemporary Music Ensemble
Chamber Choir
Vocal Jazz Ensemble
Piano Ensemble
Five elective credits from:5
Symphony Band
Wind Ensemble
University Band
Marching Band 1
Jazz Ensemble
Concert Choir
Symphonic Choir
Men's Glee Club (The Statesmen)
Women's Concert Chorale
University Chamber Orchestra
String Ensemble
Brass Ensemble
Woodwind Ensemble
Percussion Ensemble
Jazz Combo
Contemporary Music Ensemble
Chamber Choir
Vocal Jazz Ensemble
Piano Ensemble
Piano Proficiency - passed prior to graduation
Total Credits46